The residents of Penshurst Village held their own celebrations to mark the Queen’s 90th Birthday.
Over 300 residents of all ages turned the grounds of Penshurst Place, the Lord-Lieutenant of Kent’s 16th century home, into a patchwork of red, white and blue.
Tots tried on a mock crown for size while other guests waved Union Flags, toasted the Queen’s health, sang the National Anthem – and enjoyed hog roast or vegetarian burger.
Those in attendance also raised a four figure sum for local charities and the event was also covered by BBC South East News and ITV Meridian News.
KCC Member for Sevenoaks South, Clive Pearman, supported the event with a contribution of £630 from his Member Grant and Nick and Maryann Webster were on hand as official photographers!
Douglas Horner, a Deputy Lieutenant of Kent and chairman of the organizing committee, said the Queen’s birthday had encouraged community spirit.
“Her service has inspired this event. I’ve found a huge willingness of people to help and it’s a golden opportunity to unite our community, to raise money for charity and enjoy one another’s company.”